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Osprey expert Dr. Rob Bierregaard is back to answer your questions LIVE on Thursday, July 24 at 6 p.m. ET/ 3 p.m. PT. Join the hangout at explore.org‘s Osprey Cam by posting your questions in the comments section and refreshing your browser during the live chat!

We’re fast approaching the next phase in the lives of the three Hog Island osprey chicks. Now that Poole, Pan, and Pia are almost 2 months old they’re exercising their newly feathered wings to take their first flight.

To celebrate this exciting time Dr. Bierregaard will be on hand to teach us more about the ospreys fledging, learning to hunt, and migrating. He’ll also detail the procedure on the chicks’ recent banding and oultine the data researchers hope to gather from it.

And as always, share your snapshots of memorable moments with us! We’ll share with researchers and post them on our community blog.